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Nun from Seremban

Jan 8, 2022
Nun from Seremban

I once received an unusual request whilst I was in Seremban giving lectures, talks and sharing with my friends - a nun wanted to see me! During her visit, she told me that in her residence, she was not able to sleep and every single night, something in her room would open the door...

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Ven. Longlian: Modern China’s Most Outstanding Bhiksuni

May 21, 2021
Ven. Longlian: Modern China’s Most Outstanding Bhiksuni

Venerable Longlian was awarded the title of “The Foremost Bhiksuni of Contemporary China”, a rare public recognition made out of great respect for a nun who lived a life of remarkable achievements...

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Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni

Jun 8, 2019
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Buddha Shakyamuni had 10 great disciples who are widely known for carrying his teachings and spreading Buddhism far and wide. All of them are male. However, Buddha also had several female disciples who attained Arhatship and exhibited astonishing qualities, such as paranormal powers and impenetrable states of mind that did not waver to temptations....

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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun

Jun 6, 2019
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun

Mahapajapati Gotami was one of the most important disciples of Buddha Shakyamuni as she was the first ever female to be ordained by Buddha Shakyamuni and the founding member of the nuns’ monastic order (bhikkhuni Sangha). She was also the aunt and stepmother of Buddha Shakyamuni. Mahapajapati and Queen Maya (who was the birth...

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Jeong Kwan: The Zen Buddhist Chef

Nov 24, 2018
Jeong Kwan: The Zen Buddhist Chef

Ven. Jeong Kwan is a 61-year-old Zen Buddhist nun who has lived the life of a hermit for the past 44 years. Born into a Korean family with six other siblings, she grew up on a farm and learnt to make noodles by hand at the age of just seven. This deeply impressed her...

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May 11, 2014

Dear students and friends, I came across this article about how a monastery in China was overloaded with applicants wanting to become ordained! The surge in traffic to the monastery's website caused it to crash!...

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Jul 6, 2013

I came across this featured article about Master Cheng Yen, the founder of Tzu Chi Foundation. The work that Tzu Chi Foundation does worldwide is so incredible and impactful that they have been featured on this leading news and information source, FORBES...

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2 Pastors & 58 Taking Refuge

Oct 27, 2012
2 Pastors & 58 Taking Refuge

Yesterday was my 47th birthday. As with last year, it was a full day of celebration that came in conjunction with the Pastor Ordination Ceremony. The ceremony was an event that the press was interested about... just a week ago, 12 press publications came to ask a few questions about it...

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